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St. John's Episcopal Church

2401 E Broad St at 24th St, Richmond, VA 23223
804 648 5015
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Ranked #7 of 99 attractions in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Lake Ridge, Virginia, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This is a beautiful, quaint church packed full of history. Attend the reenactment of Patrick Henry's "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" speech. You won't be disappointed! And a great gift shop.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

"Give me liberty, or give me death," said Patrick Henry in the is location. What more do you need, history buff?

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San Clemente, CA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This is the spot where Patrick Henry gave is historical speech.. "Give me Liberty or Give me Death". This is a active church from the 1700's. Each Sunday there is a re-enactment that is INCREDIBLE. DO NOT MISS!! There are several actors in the audience the represent the characters at the time that include George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry... More

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Goshen Ind
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This church takes only an hour or so to explore thoroughly, and it is well worth your time. It takes a bit of searching, since it is located in a mostly residential neighborhood, but it is such a historical gem, as well as an operating Episcopal church, that it is time well spent. Poke around the churchyard for a bit;... More

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Richmond
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The words of Patrick Henry echo through the Church. The architecture and grounds are grand and the site has been well maintained.

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Bedminster, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

In Richmond, history is everywhere. St. John's Church, site of the famous Patrick Henry speech "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" is no exception. The oldest church in the city, it was built in 1741. Tickets must be purchased to go inside, but you can view from the door for free, and walk the surrounding grounds. Tours are also... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Went with a friend, had a personable, knowledgeable guide. Lots of information about a historical treasure that's much underrated! Very satisfying tour, and they still hold services at this still-active Episcopal Church.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

One of my friends actually got married in this church and I must say it was a beautiful wedding. It was a while ago so I am not sure if they still have weddings there. But I remember thinking" this reminds me of England" which is where I grew up....a beautiful church, full of history and well worth a visit.

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Richmond, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

If you are in Richmond and the reenactment is going on, you must go. You could be sitting next to George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, or Patrick Henry. They are in costume and do a wonful job.

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

Here is where Patrick Henry give the speech "Give me Liberty or give me death", on some days, there are actors recreating the famous speech, a pretty church dating back to before the American Revolution.

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